Filippo Sebastio

Filippo Sebastio

Senior Analyst, ELEVATE

Prior to joining ELEVATE, Filippo worked as associate at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on the HERfinance Digital Wages program, promoting the digitization of payments in the readymade garment industry in South Asia. Before BSR, Filippo worked as country economist at the International Growth Centre (IGC), managing the Bangladesh research program and providing the local government with evidence-based economic advisory services. Before IGC, Filippo was a research associate at Innovations for Poverty Action, where he evaluated the impact of vocational training on female line operators’ career performances in the readymade garment sector in Dhaka.

Filippo holds a M.Sc. in International Trade, Finance, and Development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, as well as an M.Sc. and B.A. in Development Studies from the Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna (University of Bologna). Filippo also studied at University of California, Berkeley and at the University of Copenhagen.


Contributed blogs and insights

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Malaysia: Protecting workers in a volatile global economy

Despite positive GDP growth, Malaysia is very vulnerable to shocks to the global economy, US-China trade war and COVID-19…

  • 2 April 2020
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Disrupting forced labor with predictive analytics tools

Multinational brands and retailers in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector typically have codes of conduct that prohibit force…

  • 17 March 2020
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Myanmar: Are recent investments enough to mitigate risk?

Myanmar stands to benefit significantly as low-end manufacturing pivots from China to ASEAN; however there is an extreme risk…

  • 22 February 2020
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